Jessica Wisdom

Discipline

Dressage

Hometown

Quantico, Virginia, but I was only there for a year. Family is military and we moved every year or two.

Goals

To continue to produce top level athletes, both human and equine, that are happy, healthy, and correctly educated. Personal goals include breeding, raising and training a homebred to Grand Prix.

About Jessica

Born in Virginia and raised all around the US, Jessica has been a horse industry professional for almost 20 years. She started as a western rider and transitioned into a competitor in three day eventing and soon recognized the value of correct dressage combined with effective cross training.. This shift of focus segued Jessica deeper into dressage as she found that youngsters thrived on such a solid basic education before continuing on to an over fences or upper level career. She found her niche in starting young horses and problem-solving. Today her program focuses on laying a classically correct foundation, with a systematic approach aimed at identifying problems unique to each individual and addressing them sympathetically as they develop up the levels.

Jessica and her own North Forks Cardi won the 2014 USDF Grand Prix Freestyle National Championship as well as garnering multiple CDI level wins at that level. Cardi is the first and only Welsh cob in the world to compete in the CDI's at Grand Prix. She also has other exciting partners shining in their own light, including her other stallion Diamondhead, who is currently showing the small tour of PSG and I-1, and several young horses from top breeders Jeanne Schamblin and Barbara Funk who have all earned multiple HOTY titles. Jessica is also sought after as an accomplished handler in the Dressage Sporthorse shows as well as the Arabian Sporthorse circuit.

Though the sky is the limit with such a talented roster, Jessica says "Honestly, I have such amazing horses that, at this point, I have no specific goals like the Olympics or World Cup. My horses decide their paths and I'm just along for the ride.” Jessica is also a popular clinician and has several students competing at the upper level of dressage, eventing, working equitation and various other disciplines.


Impression about One K

One K produces high quality helmets that meet or exceed safety standards while still being very comfortable and attractive to wear. I am a strong advocate for "every time, every ride". All students must wear helmets at all times. One K allows us to do that comfortably and with style.

Memorable sporting achievement

Winning the US National Grand Prix Freestyle Championship on a Welsh cob that I started under saddle and trained all the way up the levels.

Something you might not know about me

I am scared of spiders.

Whacky superstitions or traditions

I carry an eight foot wooden giraffe to every horse show. He's been to Canada, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and all up and down the West Coast